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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Who still has bees?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:16

Hi Amanda, I'm from Suffolk but now we're up in Norfolk. 

We saw a beautiful hornet in Norfolk yesterday when we had lunch by the river.

Foxglove Seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:04

They look like foxglove seedlings to me. 

I'd let them grow away now, then they'll die down.  When they reappear in the spring plant them where you want them and enjoy


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:24

When I get finished making tomato sauce I'm going to try this


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:12

I've got several varieties of Clematis alpina on my tall northfacing fence and they've all been very successful - they're much more tolerant of colder shadier conditions than most clematis


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:08

Duh!  What am I like???  when I was fulminating against Pat Archer I meant Ruth Archer 

Can anyone help ID this plant?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:02

I agree Nut - looks like that to me too


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:00

Ooooh huuuuuuuuuuuuge Dusty fan here

Just got the last green tomatoes picked and indoors on big meat platters on the sideboard.  We've had way more tomatoes this year than other years, despite slightly fewer plants.  Most successful have been the Roma plum tomatoes - a really heavy crop of good cooking toms.

I just got the bedlinen in off the line too, faint spits of rain.  The thing is I didn't wash my hands after picking the tomatoes before I got the bedlinen in - result ... green fingermarks on corners of duvet cover

Green manure vs. planting bulbs

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:50

I think I'd rather mulch under trees than grow green manures.  They'll need digging in and tree roots may well be a problem, not to mention the bulbs. 

Green manures work better in veg plots where you're going to be turning the soil over thoroughly before planting in the spring.   That's my experience anyway. 

True geraniums

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:53

Yes - it'll be much happier spending the winter in the soil rather than in a pot

Who still has bees?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:40

Bumbles of some sort on the buddliea in front of our sittingroom window yesterday late afternoon. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 13:06

A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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